• Subject: RE: Using RISC as development, sending to CISC. Any problems forseen?
  • From: "Stone, Brad V (TC)" <bvstone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Jul 1998 10:41:23 -0500

Thanks, Al.

We use RSF from bugbusters for object transfer, so in a sense it is
using the save file technique you describe.  

Bradley V. Stone        
bvstone@taylorcorp.com
http://prairie.lakes.com/~bvstone/
"Closing my mouth before I scream.  No one can shake my self-esteem."
-YJM


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Al Barsa, Jr. [SMTP:barsa2@ibm.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 1998 9:37 AM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      RE: Using RISC as development, sending to CISC.  Any
> problems forseen?
> 
> At 08:10 AM 7/1/98 -0000, you wrote:
> >Brad,
> >
> >If you compile with Target Release V3R1 or V3R2 on your Risc box, you
> 
> >can then save with Target Release V3R1 or R2, restore the pgms and 
> >stuff with no problem.
> >
> >Be aware that if you do your SAVOBJ/LIB with target V3R1 and then 
> >restore to a risc box, it will take a LONG time.  Longer than if the 
> >object was compiled on a CISC box and then restored to RISC.  I do
> not 
> >know exactly what is going on in this, but if you are going to
> restore 
> >to a RISC box, save with a target release of V3R6 or better.
> 
> The reason that the restore of a RISC capable program to CISC takes a
> long
> time is that the program has to reencapsulate when it is restored to
> CISC,
> and that happen on the restore.  A few points:
> 
> -     I don't see any reason why it should take longer to restore if
> the
> program had ever been compiled on CISC.
> 
> -     To minimize tape drive delay, save the programs to a save file,
> restore
> the save file (fast), and then restore the programs from the save file
> in
> batch in the background at low priority.   This will especially save
> time
> on a server system.
> 
> Al
> 
> 
> 
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> 
> 
> 
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